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The capital city of Finland and one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, Helsinki is a fascinating holiday location for a city break.
Situated on the Baltic Sea, Helsinki is the second most northern capital in the world and is spread over hundreds of little islands, perfect for mini cruises. Due to Helsinki’s location, during the winter solstice there is less than six hours daylight, however during the summer there can be up to 19 hours of daylight.
With its stunning natural surroundings, a city break in Helsinki is not only perfect for shopping trips and exclusive dining but also for exploring many beautiful parks and forests – ideal for the whole family.
Travelling around Helsinki is simple by buying a single or multi day Tourist Ticket either from a transport driver or ticket machine. The tickets cover travel around Helsinki by tram, bus or metro, and also by ferry to the sea fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are hundreds of kilometres of bike paths running through Helsinki, so why not hire a cycle and explore at leisure?
The main district of the city of Helsinki is called Vironniemi and it is here that most of the city churches are located, as well as the Presidential Palace, Helsinki Cathedral, Senate Square and the main railway station and department stores.
For a day trip with a twist why not take an 18 minute helicopter trip to Estonia’s capital of Tallinn, also accessed in around 90 minutes by boat?
As the Baltic surrounds Helsinki on three sides and there are over 300 islands outside of the city, the summer months are ideal to explore the area by boat. Visit many of Helsinki’s islands by taking a cruise from the Market Square or a ferry trip to Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island.
There are many sights that the whole family will enjoy whilst on holiday in Helsinki, from sightseeing tours by bus or boat, walking tours of the Winter Garden and Kaivopuisto Park to visits to any number of museums including the Ateneum Art Museum and National Museum of Finland, or to the Serena Water Amusement Park, Sea Life Park, Science Centre and Olympic Stadium.
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